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Bloggers to descend upon October NAR convention

Independent Web loggers will report on Realtor confab

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The tape recorders will be rolling, the camcorders will be recording and the blogs will be flowing at the National Association of Realtors conference in San Francisco this October, as an independent "blog squad" reports on the proceedings. "We'll get behind the scenes with our laptops, cameras and camcorders and put together a daily consortium of comments," said Frances Flynn Thorsen. Thorsen, a Bethlehem, Pa., Realtor and blogger, is coordinating the effort at the NAR Realtors Conference & Expo Oct. 28-31. The blog site is Realestateblogsquad.com. Mike Campbell, an associate broker and anchor of WWJ Newsradio, a CBS affiliate in Michigan, Craig Newmark, founder of the well-known craigslist classified ad and discussion site, and Hanan Levin, Realtor, blogger and co-owner of The Champion Co. in Riverside, Calif., are three of the 14 bloggers signed up so far for the squad, Thorsen said. Most of the people on the blog squad are Realtors, she said, but anyone who is interested c...